Tinubu to attend ECOWAS summit in Guinea-Bissau
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Tinubu to attend ECOWAS summit in Guinea-Bissau

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is expected to depart Abuja for Guinea-Bissau on Saturday, July 8.

He will be attending the 63rd Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Bissau, the capital of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau.

The trip will mark the second time Tinubu will represent Nigeria at an international forum. He recently returned from France, where he attended a financial summit.

According to presidential spokesperson Dele Alake on Friday, the summit, which takes place on Sunday, July 9, is expected to address memoranda on pressing sub-regional issues, including the report of the 50th Ordinary Session of the Mediation and Security Council (MSC) covering security challenges faced by the member countries.

The report of the 90th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Council of Ministers on the financial situation of the body, the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), as well as the report of the transition in the republics of Mali, Burkina Faso, and Guinea, will also be considered, according to Alake.

Other items slated for discussion include memoranda on the ECOWAS single currency programme and the report on obstacles to the free movement of goods in the Abidjan-Lagos corridor.

President Tinubu will be accompanied by members of the Presidential Policy Advisory Council and other top government officials.

He is expected to be back in the country at the end of the meeting.

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